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3M Transforms Main Headquarters to Inspire Curiosity and Wonder

The installation is made up of nearly 500 individual pieces of film on each side of the building, which fit together like a mosaic. Two types of 3M films supported the vision for this installation – 3M™ Controltac™ Graphic Film, opaque for the windowless surfaces, and 3M™ Scotchcal™ Perforated Window Graphic, perforated to cover the windows. The perforated film allows for 60 percent of light to transfer through the window into the space inside, while still reflecting color on the outside and providing viewability from the inside out.

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Vitro Glass launches operations of jumbo MSVD coater at Wichita Falls

“The trend in buildings today is large, expansive glass—with some panels over 12 feet tall—that is also energy efficient,” explained Bill Haley, Wichita Falls plant manager. “Vitro can now meet architects’ growing demand for low-e glass in sizes as large as 130-by-204 inches. The coater further enhances our ability to cost-efficiently produce a variety of high-performance architectural glasses that comply with more stringent building codes and meet the industry’s increasingly complex design challenges.”

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Covestro to Host 2nd Annual THINC30 Summit

For the second year in a row, Covestro LLC will host its THINC30 Summit and continue efforts to bring the 17 global United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (U.N. SDGs) to the local Pittsburgh community, inspiring collaboration for a more sustainable, inclusive region. THINC stands for transforming, harnessing, innovating, navigating and collaborating for a purpose-driven, sustainable future by 2030. Its mission is to introduce and accelerate sustainable business development, public-private partnerships and social innovation in the Pittsburgh region by utilizing the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as a roadmap and showcasing how these goals can be achieved by leveraging the growing need for purpose among individuals, organizations and businesses.

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HDR acquires David Ford Consulting Engineers

HDR is expanding its water resource services by acquiring the assets of Sacramento, California-based David Ford Consulting Engineers, which specializes in hydrology, water hydraulics and flood risk analysis, among other water-related services. Going forward, David Ford Consulting Engineers will do business as HDR | David Ford Consulting Engineers. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Tubelite names David Ham as client development manager for Houston, Texas

Tubelite Inc. has named David Ham as client development manager serving the Houston market. He reports directly to Tubelite regional sales manager Terry Robinholt. They work closely with glazing contractors and architectural teams across Texas to provide assistance with storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems.

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Haskell President James O’Leary Appointed Chief Executive Officer

Haskell announced today that effective immediately James ‘Jim’ O’Leary has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) assuming full executive leadership responsibilities of the $1 billion firm. Last September O’Leary was appointed President of Haskell. He will now hold both titles succeeding Steve Halverson, who had held the positions for the past 19 years. Halverson will continue to serve as Chairman.

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TRIA Adds Wing Fu to Lab Planning Team

TRIA is pleased to announce that Wing Fu has joined the firm as a lab planner. With more than 19 years of experience as a research scientist, Wing brings a unique perspective to TRIA’s lab planning, programming, and design team. She joins core team members, Principal Jeannie Thacker, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, and Director of Programming and Planning Jane Kepros, LEED Green Associate, in providing TRIA’s clients with invaluable insight into the creation of scientist-designed labs and research spaces that support end-users’ optimal workflow in the lab.

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May-June-2018 PRISM

Editor’s pick – Takeda Global Headquarters

Takeda Global Headquarters in Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Japan. In the 1st floor entrance space, a large circular stone filled with flowing water and light symbolizes “the source of life”, and wooden artwork made of three-dimensional kanji motifs for “water” and “light” lines the walls.

Takeda Global Headquarters in Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Japan. In the 1st floor entrance space, a large circular stone filled with flowing water and light symbolizes “the source of life”, and wooden artwork made of three-dimensional kanji motifs for “water” and “light” lines the walls.

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